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Haitians protest Trump ‘shithole’ comment

Several dozen Haitians protested outside the US embassy in Port-au-Prince on Thursday, recalling their country’s heritage after President Donald Trump reportedly called Haiti a “shithole.” The Caribbean island nation was the first country in the world to abolish slavery, when it declared independence from France in 1804. “See how we …

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Africans outraged over ‘racist’ Trump remarks

Africans reacted angrily Friday after Donald Trump reportedly referred to their nations as “shithole countries”, with many lashing the US president for racism and ignorance. The 55-nation African Union condemned the remarks while the southern African state of Botswana hauled in the US ambassador to complain. The comment “truly flies …

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Nigeria introduces biometric visa

Nigeria has started issuing biometric visa, the first in Africa, designed to effectively block many people that should not enter the country. The introduction of biometric visa was announced by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Mr. Abubakar Magaji, at the 2017 End-of-Year Dinner and Award Night of …

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Osinbajo named among 100 Most Influential Africans

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has been named among the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2017 by New African Magazine. The renowned magazine said Prof. Osinbajo was named in the Politics and Public Service category “for how he served as a safe pair of hands during President Muhammadu Buhari’s enforced …

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Obasanjo confesses at Baptist Convention

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has made a public confession in Abuja, attributing his achievements in life to God and the training he received from the Baptist denomination and schools. He said this in an appreciation and acceptance speech he delivered at the ongoing annual session of the Nigerian Baptist Convention …

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AU Declares 2017 AFRIMA Open

The calendar of events for the 2017 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) in partnership with the African Union will be formally opened on Tuesday, May 2 at a joint AUC-AFRIMA cultural conference to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 2017 entry submission timeline for the prestigious continental awards will …

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Africa slams India for xenophobic attack

African missions in India on Monday condemned “racial, xenophobic” attacks on their students near New Delhi. They called for an international inquiry, while slamming India’s inaction on the issue. In a statement, the heads of African missions slammed the Indian government for failing to adequately condemn the violent incident. “No …

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